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Direct Support Professional

Company: Woods Services
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:We want you to join our team! We need deeply compassionate, committed and highly talented staff. In return we offer you incredible benefits including tuition reimbursement and student loan repayment programs, an on-site education cohort offering an Associates and Masters' degree, a free on-site medical center offering a wide array of services, and our commitment to be your partner in helping you create an extraordinary career at Woods!The Woods organization is guided by their mission to support children and adults with disabilities or challenges to achieve their highest potential and independence through innovative and individualized approaches that promote leaning and personal fulfillment.Woods Services is a Pennsylvania and New Jersey-based non-profit population health network and advocacy organization that along with its six affiliate organizations provides life-long innovative, comprehensive and integrated health, education, housing, workforce, behavioral health and case management services to more than 22,000 children and adults in the intellectual and developmental disability, child welfare, behavioral and brain trauma public health sectors who have complex and intensive medical and behavioral healthcare needs.Our Langhorne campus is home to 550 residents, and provides outpatient and day programs.Salary: $15.00/hr $17.40/hrResponsibilities:Actively participates in and contributes to the care of clients through the execution, coordination, and support of programmatic components.Responsible for the supervision, safety, welfare and whereabouts of assigned clients by actively supervising in accordance with each client's needs, communicated treatment goals, and Woods' Level of Supervision policy.Be a client advocate by ensuring Woods' clients are free from abuse and mistreatment. Immediately report any incident of suspected abuse or mistreatment and cooperate fully with all necessary investigations.Provides assistance, instruction and guidance toward client independence in such areas as dressing, washing, feeding, personal hygiene, tooth brushing, toileting, social interactions, effective/appropriate communications techniques, etc.Relates to clients and family members in a manner that reflects an awareness of, and respect for individual variances including cognitive and developmental functioning, as well as social behavior, familial, religious, cultural, and ethnic differences.Serves as a role model to clients with respect to mature appropriate behavior: problem solving and coping responses, initiative, active listening and other social skills, punctuality, grooming and dress, and accepting direction from supervisory staff.Serves as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team, providing feedback relating to the development and/or implementation of ISPs /IHPs and IEPs designed to meet the individual goals set for assigned clients.Uses SMART principles and other principles/skills including de-escalation, conflict resolution, and debriefing. Uses safety techniques and restraint procedures in accordance with Woods' policy and training curriculum.Uses behavior management and other strategies as directed by the program psychologist/clinician or their designee.Responsible for serving and assisting clients at meals, utilizing adaptive equipment (as prescribed) and for providing close supervision and quality interactions at mealtime when such intervention is required.Ensure a safe living environment for clients by identifying and immediately reporting.Qualifications:Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED required.Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, be agile, physically pursue clients on foot, physically restrain, bend, squat, stretch, reach, push up and stand for several hours at a time.Demonstrated ability in written and oral communication in the English language as well as adequate computer skills for report writing.

Keywords: Woods Services, Bethlehem , Direct Support Professional, Other , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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